First STP Operators in Australia to be Certified
Six operators from south-east Queensland were awarded their certification against the Queensland Sewage Treatment Plant Operators Certification Framework at WIOA’s 42nd Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference on 7 June.
The six operators receiving certification took part in a qldwater coordinated pilot to implement and test the Framework in SEQ. The Queensland Framework will soon be superseded by a national Certification Framework for Recycled Water and Wastewater Treatment Operators (operators Certified under the Queensland Framework will be transferred to the national Framework when it comes into effect).
While duty called for Michael Oakey from Queensland Urban Utilities, Stanley McKercher and Amanda Murchison from Queensland Urban Utilities, Joel Warnes and Brendan Butler from City of Gold Coast and Matthew Ball from Unitywater received their certification from WIOA Managing Director, George Wall.
A further nine operators who participated in the pilot are currently completing gap training and will receive their certification at another ceremony to be held later in the year.
Photo: from left to right, Matt, Stanley, Amanda, Joel and Brendan